No Time to Waste! Full Cast Comes to Lincoln

Director Dorothy Booraem shares the schedule with crew         Cast and Crew read the script for Wake the Witch

The cast was informed just four days ago and already they’ve come together for the first full read through of Wake the Witch. The entire cast showed up at director Dorothy Booraem’s home for the read.

Dorothy wanted the cast to have a chance to meet and chat with one another as this may be the only time many of them would ever be in the same room with eachother for the rest of the production. Jackie Geist, WTW’s costumer, also took the opportunity to talk with each actor and size them all up for wardrobe.

Chad Haufschild, director of photography, took a moment to describe the visual philosophy of the picture describing it as a “Japanese horror movie made by a bunch of Americans,” letting the action in front of the camera compose the shot. He stressed the need for the cast to come prepared with the days lines as many of the scene may be a single camera setup.

Dorothy was humbled by the excitement and praise given about the script. Many cast members commented on the tension they felt as they read and the natural passing of the dialogue. “I want the fear to come from what the audience thinks might happen,” Dorothy said, “more so than what is happening.”